The Pine Crest Lower School curriculum incorporates skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, technology, and communication. Our Lower School students are exposed to information and activities that stimulate curiosity and excite the imagination while encouraging them to become independent thinkers, intrepid problem solvers, and leaders prepared to meet global challenges of today and the future.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Pine Crest School's pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs focus on providing a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the individual needs of each child in literacy, mathematics, science, computer science, social studies, technology, and the arts.

There are two full-time teachers in each pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classroom who provide a nurturing learning environment that fosters each student's love of learning. With encouragement and support from their teachers, students become independent thinkers in a challenging academic setting.

The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten curricular programs are enriched by experiences in technology, library, character development, movement, modern language, art, music, and dramatic play. 

Pine Crest's superior pre-kindergarten and kindergarten environment includes: 

  • A safe and secure campus with 24-hour security
  • Access to Learning Network service, which provides academic support
  • Easy access to state-of-the-art, developmentally appropriate playgrounds
  • Full-time school nurses and a health office
  • Healthy snack and lunch choices in a pre-primary dining hall
  • Computer science lessons

Grades 1-5

In grades one, two, and three, each state-of-the-art classroom is nurtured by two full-time teachers who engender a love of learning and thinking in all students. Each fourth and fifth-grade classroom is led by one full-time teacher with three subject-specific teachers rotating throughout the classrooms to support homeroom teachers and students.

Reading/Writing Workshop
Word Study
Computer Science
Social Studies
Physical Education